Greetings to the believing brothers (Rom 16:14)

“Greet Asyncritus!

Greet Phlegon!

Greet Hermes!

Greet Patrobas!

Greet Hermas!

Greet the brothers

Who are with them.”

ἀσπάσασθε Ἀσύνκριτον, Φλέγοντα, Ἑρμῆν, Πατρόβαν, Ἑρμᾶν, καὶ τοὺς σὺν αὐτοῖς ἀδελφούς.

Paul then listed five more people that the Roman Christians were to greet (ἀσπάσασθε) Asyncritus (Ἀσύνκριτον)!  Phlegon (Φλέγοντα)!  Hermes (Ἑρμῆν)!  Patrobas (Πατρόβαν)!  Hermas (Ἑρμᾶν)! and the brothers who are with them (καὶ τοὺς σὺν αὐτοῖς ἀδελφούς).  Paul wanted the Roman Christians to greet these five Roman Christians Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, and Hermas with their brothers.  These Roman Christian men were not mentioned anywhere else in the New Testament Greek literature.  There was no further description about them with any indication of how Paul knew any of them either.  Do you have any brothers?

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